Queen Creek was incorporated on September 5th, 1989, but had been home to families even before Arizona became a state in 1912. Located southeast of Phoenix and only 10 minutes from the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport makes this city the perfect fit for people desiring the small town feel with convenient proximity to metropolitan centers. Great opportunities, exciting developments, being an escape from bigger cities and the lovely backdrop of the San Tan Mountains are just a few reasons why people are moving to Queen Creek. Today more than 31,000 people call Queen Creek home and it is expected to keep growing exponentially until 2018.
Queen Creek has proven to be a great investment choice which has sparked the development of new master planned communities and attracted many big name home builders. Ryland Homes has Sentiero Legacy which is located by the Las Colinas Golf Course, Maracay Homes latest edition to Queen Creek is Villagio with great mountain views, Victoria by Meritage Homes prides itself energy-efficient homes, and Fulton Homes has the Oasis at Queen Creek Station located in the heart of the city. New construction along with resale and land prices are predicted to increase over the next year or so.
Residents of Queen Creek have a wide array of recreational and entertainment options. The Horse Park and Equestrian Center has emerged as one of the premier event facilities in Arizona, hosting equestrian events, car shows, home shows, concerts, weddings and more. Another local venue which holds festivals, concerts and weddings is Schnepf Farms. Schnepf Farms is one of the largest farms in the country that is open to the public and is owned by the Schnepf’s who were among the first families in Queen Creek.
When residents want to enjoy the outdoors many flock to Desert Mountain Park which offers; baseball fields, playgrounds, basketball courts, volleyball courts and much more. There are three golf course in Queen Creek which include; Links Golf Club at Queen Creek, Las Colinas Golf Course, and Apache Sun Golf Club. There is also the Queen Creek Marketplace which has national retail store, boutiques and dining. The list of amenities in this smaller cities is endless. Queen Creek is growing in every way but city officials find it important to preserve its small town way of life.